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GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas -- A candy company has stuck to its word and sent a Texas man a Louisville Slugger glove nearly 60 years after a bubble gum and baseball card contest began.Darwin Day, 70, of Grand Prairie was cleaning his house and found a complete collection of Topps baseball cards from 1957-58, The Dallas Morning News ( ) reports. The cards were included with Bazooka bubble gum purchases.Day said he was prompted to clean out his own house after having been tasked with cleaning out the Virginia home that belonged to his brother, who died of cancer earlier this year.Day, who leads tours of Globe Life Park, has always been a baseball fan and at his brothers celebration of life, he led those in attendance in singing Take Me Out to the Ball Game.It was such a consuming job that it made me think that maybe I ought to clean out my own house, Day said. So I did that, and I came across these cards.One of the cards touted a contest: Win These Swell Prizes in the 4th Bazooka Baseball Contest. To enter, the card owner had to correctly fill out scores from some professional baseball games and remit the card.Day said no deadline was listed on the card, so he sent the completed entry card to an executive at Bazooka Candy Brands, a division of the New York-based Topps Company.It did pique my interest, this kind of mysterious letter, said Tony Jacobs, global general manager of Topps Confectionery Brands. Jacobs who joined Topps three years ago and manages the candy wing of the company, which includes Bazooka Bubble Gum.Day was in bed he received when he received a call from Rogers & Cowan, a marketing firm that represents Topps. They told Day Topps was going to honor the contest.His prize package also included T-shirts, a pillow with a Bazooka Joe comic strip printed on it and lots of gum.---Information from: The Dallas Morning News, Joe Francis Jersey Retro . -- The boos poured down on Tom Brady and the New England Patriots at the end of a horrible first half. Les Dodson Jersey Retro . The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruling "puts an end to my dreams of being a top player," the 27-year-old Troicki said in a statement. "I worked my entire life for it, and it has been taken away from me in one afternoon by a doctor I didnt know," said Troicki, whose ranking peaked at No. . On Saturday night, the normally free throw-challenged centre did just that. Howard scored 18 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, including 13 of 19 free throws in a 2 1/2-minute stretch, and the Houston Rockets beat the Denver Nuggets 122-111. Myron Pryor Jersey Retro . The 26-year-old Ireland striker, who has four goals this season, has signed a three-and-a-half year contract with his new club. Matt Szymanski Jersey Retro . The Canadian squad, skipped by Jennifer Jones of Winnipeg, got on the board first with two in the second end, and followed that with two more apiece in the fourth and sixth ends. It usually pays to be a top seed in tennis. Early upsets, while they happen, arent commonplace. But at the Rio Olympics, being a favorite has become a curse.Through four days, the Games have lost a host of star players, making this one of the more bizarre, unpredictable events in recent memory.Heres a recap of the first four days:Day 1Kirsten Flipkens def. No. 5 Venus Williams 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5)Few athletes have worn the red, white and blue prouder than Venus, a four-time Olympic gold medalist (1 singles, 3 doubles). However, Venus, the fifth seed, lost a heartbreaking 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5) opening-day match in Rio to Flipkens, a Belgian ranked No. 62 in the world. Venus did not speak to reporters afterward, but U.S. coach Mary Joe Fernandez told the media Venus has been feeling ill before leaving for the Olympics. The same day, No. 4 Agnieszka Radwanska suffered a straight-sets loss against Saisai Zheng.Day 2Juan Martin del Potro?def. No. 1 Novak Djokovic 7-6 (4), 7-6 (2)The incredible shot-making and raw emotion will be remembered as much as the magnitude of this loss by Djokovic. Although Del Potro, the 2009 US Open champion, has fought back from multiple wrist injuries, the reality was that many believed he would never return to the player he once was. But the unseeded Argentine crushed serve after serve and forehand after forehand from the start. Djokovic never had a break-point opportunity in the match. Afterward, del Potro broke down in tears after his biggest win since that US Open seven years ago, while Djokovic was equally as distraught after failing in his quest to capture a gold medal that has eluded him throughout his career.Day 2LLucie Safarova/Barbora Strycova?def.dddddddddddd No. 1?Venus Williams?and Serena Williams 6-3, 6-4Riding a 15-0 record heading into Rio, never before had the Williams sisters lost an Olympic doubles match together. But with Serena playing her second match of the day, and Venus still suffering from health issues that had plagued her the day before, the top seeds fell in straight sets to a Czech team that wasnt supposed to be playing together in the first place. (Strycova was a late replacement for Karolina Pliskova.) On the mens side, the No. 2-seeded Murray brothers, Andy and Jamie, also lost.Day 3Gilles Muller def. No. 5 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4, 6-3The third day of Rios tennis event was the only one without a monumental upset. However, Frances top player, Tsonga, fell rather meekly to hard-serving countryman Muller. Tsonga had entered Rio riding a wave of momentum after reaching the Wimbledon quarterfinals.Day 4No. 15 Elina Svitolina def. No. 1 Serena Williams 6-4, 6-3Serena has had these kind of days before, as evidenced by last years US Open semifinals. But what we saw on Day 4 in Rio was a tentative, sloppy player whose greatest weapon -- her serve -- went haywire. Late in the second set, Serena committed five double faults in one game alone. After all the positive energy she had garnered during her run to the Wimbledon title, this one came as a stunner. Serena never found a rhythm in the match against the Ukrainian and complained of the same shoulder pain that kept her out of the Rogers Cup the week before. ' ' '
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